Now I've got two of these guys! Good thing, it allows me to give them a rest every once in a while. This new guy is blonder and chubbier than my first, but smokes every bit as good. I've put four or five bowls through this thing and every one has smoked right to the bottom without effort. My first one is coloring up really nice as I smoke it - I wonder what color this blonder briar is going to turn into. I like the way the grain gets accentuated as it colors. Once again, Doug, thanks for a great pipe! And now showing the pair! Oh, I forgot! The new one's got DGE inscribed on the bottom of it!